Valentyna holds the Bachelor of Music from the Dnipropetrovsk Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree and Ph.D. in Literature from the Dnipropetrovsk National University. She is a registered piano teacher with The Royal Conservatory of Music and has worked as a teacher with the conservatory for the last 4 years. Her students have consistently achieved above average grades on their examinations.
Valentyna has designed and developed many best practices for children of different levels of music education. As well as working as a choir director and a vocal coach. She is an active member of Toronto’s music community. After graduation from the Conservatory of Music, Valentyna worked as a piano and vocal teacher in several music schools conducted children’s choirs and provided early childhood music education. Her students participated and received awards in various festivals and competitions.
In 2008 Valentyna with family moved to Vancouver, British Columbia where she opened a piano studio. She is a registered and an active member of the Royal Conservatory of Music. During the course of three years, her students successfully passed 12 exams of Piano grades 1-6 and Rudiments.
From 2013 to 2016 in GTA Valentyna continued successfully tutoring piano students in her home studio with exceptional results!
In October 2016 Valentyna opened her own music studio in Kanata, Ontario and is now accepting students there.
In June 2017 Valentyna became an RCM certified teacher with an Elementary Specialist piano designation. This brought the piano studio many new ideas and skills. In the same year together with her husband, they founded Start Piano Studio which aims at providing piano teachers and music studio owners with all they need for the successful teaching of the piano. The shop is featuring teaching aids, piano games, and music worksheets.
In August 2018 Valentyna and Eugene published their first piano method book Piano Heroes: Mission Start. It was the beginning of the Piano Heroes – a leading-edge piano method for curious kids. The lovely and cute characters used in the method, their names and colors play the central role in the teaching approach.